• Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris

    Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris

    Professor of Liturgical Theology at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre
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The "Sad" Microcosm of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

by V. Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris | български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски One afternoon last week, a wave of profound sadness came over me, prompted by a video I had viewed. A fairly new documentary on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection (or...

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Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

Historical and Pastoral Responses to the Forty-Day Churching of Infants (Part Two)

by Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris In the last segment, we examined the manuscript tradition that addressed the established practices of the churching rite within the Byzantine liturgical tradition. I now proceed to make my own suggestions for a uniform practice that is theologically sensible and pastora... Read more.
Also available in: Română
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

A Historical and Pastoral Response to the Forty-Day Churching of Infants (Part One)

by Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris The pre-baptismal rite of the forty-day churching of infants has raised manifold questions with regard to the manner of its execution by clergy. Supplementing such quandaries are issues regarding the gender of infants, the need to reassess and modify the language of cer... Read more.
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Christian Practice, Holy and Great Council

Reflection on “The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today”

In accordance with Orthodox Christian scriptural and patristic tradition, fasting finds its origins in the divine commandment given in paradise (Gen 2.16-17; St. Basil, On Fasting 1.3; PG 31.168A), where man is invited to honor his relationship with God by obedience. One sees God thereby as the bene... Read more.
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Holy and Great Council

Pastoral Challenges for Marriage in Contemporary Orthodoxy

In preparation for the Great and Holy Council to be held on Crete in June, 2016, the Orthodox bishops have issued a preconciliar document on the sacrament of marriage. The document’s main thrust is to illuminate the core teaching on marriage and its sanctity from the Orthodox perspective. Marr... Read more.